Category Archives: Relationships

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Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend Thinks I’m Too Opinionated”

Dear Wendy...
"My fiance refuses to help pay for birth control!" Read More »
Dear Wendy...
"I started a Facebook family feud." Read More »

I’ve been seeing my guy, “Joe,” for four months, and it’s been great! But last night on the phone, he started talking about a TV personality who I don’t like, and I said “He’s such a fraud and an asshole.” Immediately, Joe goes silent (his reaction when I say something he doesn’t like, I’m noticing) and I asked what the problem was. He said I invalidated his opinion with mine, and that I do it all the time, and it’s getting to the point where he doesn’t know if he can “do this” anymore because I talk to people in such a way that makes them not want to talk to me. He proceeds to explain this about 30 different ways over the course of the next hour, and I started to cry. As I’m crying on the phone, he says, “It’s obvious you’re upset. Maybe you can try to talk to people in such a way that isn’t so aggressive and opinionated.” He followed that up by telling me that his friends have even pointed out how opinionated and dismissive I am, so he knows what he’s saying is valid. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: Should You Donate Your Eggs?

Yes To Stepmom
Why I like the idea of being a stepmom. Read More »
Why I Got Married Young
To me, 24 seemed like the perfect age. Read More »
My Husband Partied
While I was pregnant, and it caused tension. Read More »

When I was fresh out of college, I worked at an egg donation agency, which paired egg “donors” with potential parents willing to shell out a lot of money for the possibility of having children. At parties, when I was asked what I did for a living, it was inevitable that a group of girls would gather around, asking questions. Everyone had seen those ads on the bus—“$7,000 to donate your eggs!”—and this was 2008, when the economy was digging itself deeper into a recession. In fact, the whole reason I’d taken this gig was because the egg donation business was booming while there was a serious lack of jobs in my field for recent grads. Keep reading »

The 5 Craziest Ways I Met Men

"Falling For Me"
Check out Anna David's awesome book! Read More »
Dating Good Guys
boyfriend photo
Not every woman wants to date an a-hole. Read More »
The Do-Not-Date List
Guys you should avoid at all costs! Read More »

When I decided to revamp my life according to the principles of Helen Gurley Brown’s Sex and the Single Girl in order to write my memoir Falling For Me, I not only committed to learning to cook, decorate, put myself together and tackle a whole bunch of new activities (ceramics, anyone?) but I also agreed to embrace at least a few of her ideas for meeting men. Keep reading »

11 Celebs Relive Their Worst Dates Of All Time

Celebs—they’re just like us! Despite their good looks and mega bank accounts, they have a rough time on the dating trail too. Take, for example, miss Tori Spelling.

“Back in my 20s when I was on ’90210,’ I was at a club one night and bumped into a guy that I hadn’t seen since high school. At the time, Donna Martin was making crappy boy choices, but I was determined to find The One! … [We went] to the chicest, most expensive and trendiest new restaurant/lounge in Beverly Hills … He announced, slamming down his menu, ‘I’m not very hungry. What do you say we just get drinks?’ … Four rum and Cokes and two hours of a one-way conversation later, I was way too drunk and bored … I was feeling sick. Actually, the room started spinning at this point … I excused myself from the riveting conversation and bolted for the bathroom … I pushed open the door, smiled with victory, and walked right into—the kitchen. The whole kitchen staff looked up at me. I put my hands up to cover my mouth, but I knew it was too late. A waiter rushed over with a massive copper saucepan where I proceeded to vomit the four rum and cokes and the Cliff Bar I had had at 11 a.m. into it. It was Donna Martin prom night all over again.” [Us Magazine]

Wow. That does sound truly horrendous. And also an amazing story. Click on for more celebs on their most terrible dates.

For The Week Of October 10-16, 2011

Libra (September 23- October 22)

Don’t scared to get a little uncomfortable, as that’s the only way to know if your sacrifice and the transition into it is worth its while. Otherwise, keeping close the status quo will only wind you up with the same results, and there is no more time to waste on trying to learn the same lesson again. As they say, waste not want not — and understand it’s a cliché for a reason. Keep reading »

5 Love Lessons We Have Learned From Steve Jobs

The iPhone
How has it/will it change your love life? Read More »
Love & Politics
Why don't more online daters care about politics? Read More »
Is He Serious?
10 signs he's actually serious about YOU. Read More »

My first experience with an Apple product was in 2003, when my parents got me one of the old-school bulky iPods for Christmas. For a music lover, it was hard to believe that after years of carrying around tapes or CDs, you could have all your songs in one little device — little did I know just how little it would get once the nano arrives. That Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who died today, Oct. 5, 2011, was a visionary on a large scale is undisputed, but it’s the small-scale personal ways in which he has affected all of our lives that really resonate. And not just by making our lives more convenient with his products, but by inspiring us to live better with his own life. Keep reading »

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